French Ligue 1 club Stade de Reims announced the signing of Japanese forward Keito Nakamura on a full transfer from LASK in the Austrian top flight on Thursday.

Reims, home to Samurai Blue winger Junya Ito since last summer, has signed Nakamura to a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old has been based in Europe since 2019 after making his professional debut with J. League side Gamba Osaka. He played for Dutch outfit Twente and Belgium's Sint-Truiden before moving to Austria.

Nakamura debuted for Japan against Uruguay in March and scored his maiden international goal in another friendly against El Salvador in June.

Reims finished 11th in the 20-team French top division last season.